<question-preamble> Question Preamble

An element containing setup/preamble information that is shared by several questions. For example, a <question-preamble> might contain a diagram of a triangle (with several labeled parts) that is shared by questions such as “What is angle 'a'?”, or “Given only the information in the diagram, can you calculate the length of the line from 'b' to 'd'?”.


The preamble information is part of a <question-wrap-group> that contains the preamble/setup (<question-preamble>) and several questions (tagged as <question-wrap>s).

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  question-preamble
                        %question-preamble-model;                    >
Expanded Content Model

((object-id)*, label?, title?, subtitle*, alt-title*, (answer | answer-set | boxed-text | chem-struct-wrap | code | explanation | fig | graphic | media | preformat | question | question-wrap | question-wrap-group | supplementary-material | table-wrap | disp-formula | disp-formula-group | def-list | list | p | disp-quote | speech | statement | verse-group)*, (sec)*)

Tagged Sample

Setup for multiple questions

  <p>Directions: Read the selection. Use the selection to answer 
   questions 1 &mdash; 4.</p>
   <p>John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (born July 18, 1921) is a former 
    U.S. Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut and United States 
    senator. He was ...</p>

  <question id="q1" question-response-type="multiple-choice">
   <p>In the selection, what does the word concussion mean?</p>
   <option correct="no"><label>A</label>
    <p>Judgement or decision reached by reasoning</p></option>
   <option correct="yes"><label>B</label>
    <p>Injury caused by a blow to the head</p></option>
   <option correct="no"><label>C</label>
    <p>Broken elbow</p></option>

  <question id="q2" question-response-type="true-false">
   <p>John Glenn was older than Georgy Beregovoy.</p>
  <answer pointer-to-question="q2" id="ans2">


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